Throughout the early months of 2016, I've retreated night after night to my warmly lit recording den to continue work on my third LP. Aside from the expected victories and heartaches that come from recording music, I also weathered a nasty cappuccino spill into the guts of my computer and managed to come out the other side, songs and machine intact. Thank you to the confident techs at Apples & Oranges in Ann Arbor for saving my rig! The progress should continue throughout the Spring as I eye the finish line. I'm grateful as well to the various friends who have now loaned me three different 12-strings and various other bits of gear.
Since the studio is my focus right now, I'm keeping gigs to a minimum, but I can truly say that on March 6, I'll be elated to return to Salt of the Earth in over in Fennville, Michigan. I played a show there three years ago with moderate expectations and was literally left awestruck by the great sounding room, appreciative crowd, exquisite food, and the very humane treatment of visiting musicians. I finally managed to talk them into booking me again and this time I'm bringing along two of my favorite singer/songwriters to share the night with me. Matt Jones and Misty Lyn will road trip it with me to Fennville and presumably fall in love with the venue just as I did. The three of us will swap songs starting at 7pm on Sunday, March 6. Wherever you are that night, please consider making your own road trip to join us.